funding solid waste programs

Sound Financial Planning to Achieve Your Solid Waste Operational Goals

April 19, 2017

The economic concepts discussed in the articles on our website are used by solid waste agencies to help determine the economic feasibility of a particular project, to determine service rates adjustments, and in general plan for the financial health and longevity of operations.

 

SCS Management Services™ helps many of our clients’  incorporate economic planning, financial analysis, and feasibility studies into their master planning and have requested copies of our articles. All can be found and filtered by topic area, and we are always ready to help you find the information you need.

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Contact Vita Quinn for more information. Ms. Quinn is SCS Engineers’ National Expert on Solid Waste Finance and Rate Studies. She has 12 years of experience as a financial analyst and management consultant. She has extensive experience working for local government and has developed financial sustainability solutions for various general governments, special revenue funds, and utility enterprise funds. Ms. Quinn has an MBA in Finance and a Bachelor’s Degree in International Economics.

 

 

An Exercise in Sound Fiscal Planning: A Rural County’s Public Works Professionals Evaluate Future Solid Waste Service Scenarios, Costs, and Financing Options

https://www.scsengineers.com/scs-articles/an-exercise-in-sound-fiscal-planning-a-rural-countys-public-works-professionals-evaluate-future-solid-waste-service-scenarios-costs-and-financing-options-by-marc-rogoff-karl/

 

 

Residential Automated Collection Makes Sense for Idaho Falls

https://www.scsengineers.com/scs-articles/residential-automated-collection-makes-sense-for-idaho-falls-by-marc-j-rogoff-chris-canfield-and-tony-arehart-waste-advantage-magazine-february-2015/

 

 

The Nuts and Bolts of Implementing a Residential Automated Collection Program

https://www.scsengineers.com/scs-articles/the-nuts-and-bolts-of-implementing-a-residential-automated-collection-program-by-marc-rogoff-scs-richard-e-lilyquist-city-of-lakeland-fl-jeffrey-l-wood-city-of-lakeland-fl-and-donald/

 

 

Conducting a Rate Analysis as Part of a Master Plan Study in Killeen, Texas

https://www.scsengineers.com/scs-articles/conducting-a-rate-analysis-as-part-of-a-master-plan-study/

 

 

Financial Tools Assist in Completing Cost of Service Studies

https://www.scsengineers.com/scs-articles/financial-tools-assist-in-completing-cost-of-service-studies-wasteadvantage-may-2016/

 

 

Conducting Solid Waste Rate Studies and Business Plans

https://www.scsengineers.com/conducting-solid-waste-rate-studies-and-business-plans/

 

 

Get a Firm Handle on Solid Waste Costs to Optimize Performance

https://www.scsengineers.com/get-a-firm-handle-on-solid-waste-costs-to-optimize-performance/

 

 

Cash Flow Analysis Forestalls Long-Term Debt

https://www.scsengineers.com/scs-articles/cash-flow-analysis-forestalls-long-term-debt-waste-advantage-magazine-december-2015/

 

 

Is Privatization the Answer? You Need to Consider Several Factors Before Making the Decision for Solid Waste Services

https://www.scsengineers.com/publications/articles/page/11/

 

 

Developing a Strategic Business Plan for Your Agency

https://www.scsengineers.com/scs-articles/developing-a-strategic-business-plan-for-your-agency-bymarc-rogoff-apwa-reporter/

 

 

Economic Feasibility 101 – Understanding the Tools of the Trade

https://www.scsengineers.com/scs-articles/economic-feasibility-101-understanding-the-tools-of-the-trade-by-marc-rogoff-msw-management/

 

 

Assessing a Solid Waste Agency’s Financial Health

https://www.scsengineers.com/scs-articles/assessing-a-solid-waste-agencys-financial-health-by-marc-rogoff-and-richard-allen-msw-management/

 

 

Are Your Rates Correct? Collection and Disposal Rate Studies are a Valuable Tool

https://www.scsengineers.com/scs-articles/are-your-rates-correct-collection-and-disposal-rate-studies-are-a-valuable-tool-marc-rogoff-public-works-magazine/

 

 

Integrating Financial Analysis into Solid Waste Operations Planning

https://www.scsengineers.com/scs-articles/integrating-financial-analysis-into-solid-waste-operations-planning-by-marc-rogoff-msw-management/

 

 

High Costs and Limited Markets Put a Crack in Glass Recycling

https://www.scsengineers.com/scs-articles/high-costs-and-limited-markets-put-a-crack-in-glass-recycling-msw-june-2016/

 

 Recycling Trends in the United States

https://www.scsengineers.com/scs-articles/6555/

 

 

Calculated Decisions: An Engineer’s Feasibility Report Can Help Communities and Financiers Assess the Risk of a Waste Conversion Project

https://www.scsengineers.com/scs-articles/calculated-decisions-an-engineers-feasibility-report-can-help-communities-and-financiers-assess-the-risk-of-a-waste-conversion-project-by-mark-rogoff-rew-magazine-renewable-energy-from-wast/

 

 

Anaerobic Digester Economics

http://digital.mswmanagement.com/publication/?i=250886&p=22#{“page”:22,”issue_id”:250886}

 

Give SCS a call or send an email to if you have questions. Find your local office here: https://www.scsengineers.com/locations/.   Visit our Solid Waste Planning Services page for additional information, articles, whitepapers, and case studies.

 

 

 

Posted by Diane Samuels at 1:30 pm

SCS Advice From the Field: Advantages of using non-ad valorem assessments in solid waste management programs

January 5, 2017

Using non-ad valorem assessments in solid waste management are based on the improvement or service cost allocated to a property and are levied on a benefit unit basis, rather than on value. Under the special assessment system, there is less incentive to drop out of program participation even if solid waste costs increase.

The best source of data for compiling the assessment roll is the records of the county or city official responsible for property appraisal and valuation. Limitations may exist with the data because these records are maintained for the purpose of determining property valuations, not for performing solid waste or other non-ad valorem assessments. However, additional information such as benefits rendered, occupancy, and frequency of benefits could be developed in order to convert the initial records into a complete and accurate assessment role.

Click here to read this insightful article by Marc Rogoff and Laurel Urena of SCS Engineers.

 

 

Posted by Diane Samuels at 3:00 am